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Re: [PATCH] Add a record_link_assignments hook to ldemul


On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 5:30 AM, H.J. Lu <hjl.tools@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 11:35 PM, Alan Modra <amodra@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 05:59:55PM -0700, H.J. Lu wrote:
>>> On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 4:38 PM, Alan Modra <amodra@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 02:01:47PM -0700, H.J. Lu wrote:
>>> >> +      /* Symbol is defined.  Check if it is also defined in a regular
>>> >> +      input file only when it is currently defined in a dynamic
>>> >> +      object, since otherwise, it can't be a __start_<name> nor
>>> >> +      __stop_<name> symbol.  */
>>> >> +      if (!h->def_dynamic)
>>> >>       return NULL;
>>> > [snip]
>>> >> +         if (s != NULL)
>>> >> +           {
>>> >> +             h->root.u.undef.section = s;
>>> >> +             break;
>>> >> +           }
>>> >
>>> > You can't set u.undef here on a defined symbol.  That's just too ugly,
>>> > even if you later set it to undefined.  Better to force it
>>> > bfd_link_hash_undefined here.
>>>
>>> Like this?
>>
>> No, I meant that if you want to make use of the u.undef.section cache,
>> then set it to undefined first.  If you don't intend to set
>> u.undef.section then set to undefined later.
>>
>>> > This is getting quite messy, and I'm wondering if we even need
>>> > _bfd_elf_is_start_stop, except for gc-sections code.
>>
>> Note that when I wrote _bfd_elf_is_start_stop I thought it might come
>> in useful in check_relocs, to prevent __start_* and __stop_* from
>> being seen as dynamic.  Now that you're running both
>> find_statement_assignment and lang_do_assignments before check_relocs,
>> doing anything special with _bfd_elf_is_start_stop should not be
>> necessary.
>
>  __start_* and __stop_* aren't handled properly with shared library:
>
> https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=20022
>
> _bfd_elf_is_start_stop needs to check symbols defined in a
> shared library.
>
>> find_statement_assignment has given the bfd backend a look at symbols,
>> and you've processed the PROVIDE (__start_sec = .) linker script
>> statements in lang_do_assignments.  So it ought to be possible to make
>> __start_sec a def_regular normal symbol by that point.  As I said
>> before, I'd expect that to work better if find_statement_assignment
>> ran before lang_do_assignments.  That allows
>> bfd_elf_record_link_assignment to force def_dynamic symbols to
>> bfd_link_hash_undefined so that ldexp.c code handling PROVIDE doesn't
>> need to know ELF specific details.
>>
>> However, you said that doing it that way didn't work.  What didn't
>> work, and what needs to change in bfd_elf_record_link_assignment to
>> make it work?
>
> The failed testcase is ld-elf/ehdr_start-userdef.  We have
>
>          /* Only adjust the export class if the symbol was referenced
>              and not defined, otherwise leave it alone.  */
>           if (h != NULL
>               && (h->root.type == bfd_link_hash_new
>                   || h->root.type == bfd_link_hash_undefined
>                   || h->root.type == bfd_link_hash_undefweak
>                   || h->root.type == bfd_link_hash_common))
>             {
>
> Since this is run before  lang_do_assignments, we don't see
>
> __ehdr_start = 0x12345678;
>
> in linker script and get
>
> (gdb) p *h
> $2 = {root = {root = {next = 0x0, string = 0x859bad "__ehdr_start",
>       hash = 78192523}, type = bfd_link_hash_undefined, non_ir_ref = 0,
>     linker_def = 0, u = {undef = {next = 0x0, abfd = 0x857100, section = 0x0},
>       def = {next = 0x0, section = 0x857100, value = 0}, i = {next = 0x0,
>         link = 0x857100, warning = 0x0}, c = {next = 0x0, p = 0x857100,
>         size = 0}}}, indx = -1, dynindx = -1, got = {refcount = 0, offset = 0,
>     glist = 0x0, plist = 0x0}, plt = {refcount = 0, offset = 0, glist = 0x0,
>     plist = 0x0}, size = 0, type = 0, other = 0, target_internal = 0,
>   ref_regular = 1, def_regular = 0, ref_dynamic = 0, def_dynamic = 0,
>   ref_regular_nonweak = 1, dynamic_adjusted = 0, needs_copy = 0,
>   needs_plt = 0, non_elf = 0, versioned = unversioned, forced_local = 0,
>   dynamic = 0, mark = 0, non_got_ref = 0, dynamic_def = 0,
>   ref_dynamic_nonweak = 0, pointer_equality_needed = 0, unique_global = 0,
>   protected_def = 0, dynstr_index = 0, u = {weakdef = 0x0,
>     elf_hash_value = 0}, verinfo = {verdef = 0x0, vertree = 0x0}, vtable = 0x0}
>
> We get
>
>      3: 0000000012345678     0 NOTYPE  LOCAL  DEFAULT  ABS __ehdr_start
>
>
> instead of
>
>      3: 0000000012345678     0 NOTYPE  GLOBAL  DEFAULT  ABS __ehdr_start
>
> in output.

I have a fix for it.  But _bfd_elf_is_start_stop still needs fix.

-- 
H.J.


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